Friday, April 22, 2011

HTC / 'context menu' follow-up

After additional troubleshooting, it appears that HTC devices (at least the Desire series) has an apparent software bug that precludes an app from inserting app-specific list items into an Android 'Edittext' context menu. The only real impact this error has on Cryptophile/Crypt1phile is to prevent a user from displaying the application's help "file". Importantly, the integrity of this app's encryption and decryption algorithm is not affected by this HTC bug.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Context Menu bug inside the HTC???

Evidence is pointing towards a bug inside the HTC smartphone...a bug that stops the app's 3 clickable menu options from being added to an Edittext's context menu (here associated with this app's Textbox field). This error has not been reported or reproducible in any other type of Android platform (so far).

When clicked these missing options individually permit: a help "file" to be displayed; easy erasure of Textbox; and display of the current character count in Textbox. Lack of these peripheral functions on your HTC device in no way impacts the integrity of the app's encryption and decryption algorithms.

Investigation into this problem continues.

Display of Textbox's context menu

The internal construction of Textbox's context menu was modified slightly in order to eliminate display problems in some implementations of the Android operating system. Specifically, the call to "registerForContextMenu" was tweaked in the hopes of eliminating problems in some versions of Android.

Many thanks to one of our astute users, endym, for reporting this error and assisting during troubleshooting/testing. Since I do not own the type of Android device which is plagued by the problem, this help has been invaluable. (endym, can you confirm the problem is now solved on your phone? Thanks.)   I'm crossing my fingers.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Erase user's cipher key when onRestart() performed

For added security, the user's cipher key (if any) will now be cleared out as the app is restarted on the device's screen...after the app had been earlier superseded on the display by a different application. Also, the re-worded status line message "Long-press Textbox to access help file." better indicates that app documentation is a list item in the context menu. This fix in level 1.5.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

New status line messages

A couple of the longer status line messages were slightly shortened because the text could not fit on one line for some models of Android devices. This update is released in version 1.4.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Better screen display with hard keyboard

The app's software was upgraded in Version 1.3 in order to improve the screen's layout when a device's hard keyboard is used (in landscape mode). I can't test on every Android-based gadget out there, so if you experience less than ideal screen layouts...let me know!